Mark graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1989 and, like the majority of vets of his generation, spent a number of years in traditional mixed practice. After 5 years of general practice – increasingly focusing on pet practice, Mark went into the veterinary pharmaceutical industry initially as a technical manager. One of the highlights of this time was that Mark was responsible for introducing a novel veterinary anaesthetic into the UK in 1994, which today is used by the majority of practices – including, of course, Animal House Vets. When Mark was the Head of Companion Animal Business for Novartis (one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies) he decided that having visited a large number of practices in the UK – he would like to get “back into practice” which resulted in the formation of Animal House Vets and acquisition of the Horse Street Clinic along with the Chalks Road site in Bristol.
With the practice now significantly bigger, Mark divides his time between all sites – supporting the other vets and ensuring that all sites are functioning smoothly. He is generally doing less clinical work but will always try and make himself available for clients that would like to see him.
Life outside work Mark has 3 children, 2 dogs and 3 cats – which keep him more than occupied in his spare time. He also keeps bees at home – you may have noticed his honey available in the practices?
Location: Chipping Sodbury Surgery, Downend Surgery, Chalks Road Surgery & Westbury Park Surgery
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